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469698 No.131066   [Reply]

We are already living in 2016, so happy New Year guys!

And let's get Russian trains thread started!

Opening video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqqpKkP2kl0 - a footage of serial version of Russian LNG gas-turbine locomotive GT1h in motion.

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>> No.131778  
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>>131772

> Do they get preferential rates or something along those lines?

I guess so, simply because both RZD and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosseti are state owned holdings. However I haven't any numbers. So I can only assume RZD gets a contractual tariff, however it still might be some predefined tariff for major commercial customers. But as these lines are strategical resource they can't be just cut off from power even in critical case of juridical crisis so the most probable RZD still gets special treatment here.

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>> No.131781  

>>131778
Huh, I wasn't even aware power infrastructure in Russia was still owned by the government.

This is unrelated but if I recall correctly you once linked to a traditional (as in non-Saspan equipped) passenger train that was running at 200+km/h. That got me wondering, what's the fastest non-HSR service in Russia?

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>>131783
Neat. Speaking of HSR corridors, is that China-Russia transcon HSR plan still being considered or have plans been put on hold due to the economic slowdown?

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>>131781

> power infrastructure in Russia was still owned by the government

Like something bad, actually we have very cheap electricity.

> non-HSR

That depends on what are you interpreting by HSR. If you mean dedicated high-speed line, then there are none yet. If a line with 200 or more km/h speed restrictions than only the Main passage of Oktyabr'skaya railway AKA Moscow - SPB mainline which have maximum speed of 205 (not 250) km/h, there are other lines with 140+ restrictions like SPB - Helsinki (RZD/VR), Moscow - Nizhniy Novgorod, Moscow - Minsk (RZD/BCh) but they are rapid, not high-speed, at least by Space-1520 classification.
So anything that travels at 200 or more km/h is technically high-speed. As I understand you're talking about Nevskiy Express which is, equipped with EP20 locomotive, the only Russian-produced high-speed train in service. But in a way you're right though, because Nevskiy is related to Federal Passenger Company (FPK) while other high-speed rolling stock like Sapsan, Strizh (Talgo) and also some Lastochka trainsets are the responsibility of another division of RZD, the Rapid Transit Department (DOSS). So thinking that way Nevskiy can be named as the fastest non-HSR train, although, I think, it is more correct to orient by technical classification, which makes pic related a high-speed train.

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>>131783
Oops, that my wacky habit to make adjustments to my posts after submitting...
I never heard it was put on hold at least. I hope it isn't. Don't know about China but speaking of near perspective at least 800 km Moscow - Kazan line.

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Rare example of hybrid traction on RZD. VL80T here is so called "pusher in the head", an auxiliary locomotive hitched only for part of the route. Electrified part, apparently.
I'm wondering, is it the same reason you guys ran such type of multiple heading in one's time?

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>>131779
Reminds me of Rainbow Era Amtrak.
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>>131706

>I don't know how to describe this, technological trends, maybe, for all more or less advanced railway systems in the world.

I think what you're talking about is "Technological Convergence," or how different designers with no knowledge of each other's work will arrive at similar solutions in the quest for perfection. Or maybe not; was it a long weekend drinking with the bear?



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344743 No.131763   [Reply]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsV47zJ2G7s -- A class 201 Thumper loitering with a bad-ordered Electrostar in haul.

Some real 1Z99 ops:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEBAMdY2tfU -- Snow clearing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om19eMihD08 -- Responding to an incident.

Unsure if it still is in use, but 1Z99 was the highest priority in the UK railway system.

>> No.131765  

Well, I checked. AFAICS, the headcode 1Z99 is still in use, but 2Z99 has been retired. That one was given to line-clearing trains returning from an incident or otherwise not involved in line-clearing. They are now listed as freights of an appropriate class.

>> No.131789  
>1Z99 was the highest priority in the UK railway system

I think it gets trumped by 1X01, unless that's the reason for the 1Z99.



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984283 No.131773   [Reply]

www.2716.org

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Hey, it's not a porn site!

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Picture related.

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Steve Irwin voice

What a real beauteh!

>> No.131782  

Sweet! Southern 2716 FTW!

>> No.131785  

>>131782

I'm curious to see how much time it spends in C&O paint vs it's Southern costume.



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116400 No.131636   [Reply]

Made it safely out of Tucson and straight into a snow storm. Now in Alpine Texas. I gotta say for a town that has so much railroad activity going on idk why they don't have a museum. Pic some of the weirdest graffiti I've seen on a train; facts about land mines

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>>131636
Also if you're interested in seeing it, I got a neat video of the sunset in the outskirts of El Paso via the train. It's on my Instagram @haps_c

>> No.131780  

MOAR



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1929157 No.131768   [Reply]

... it seems that someone at General Electric has a sense of humor...

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>> No.131775  

I don't get it?

Is the fan symbol supposed to look like a swastika or something?

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...ummmm..., yes.
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Picture awfully related.



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66175 No.131283   [Reply]

What if PTC becomes self aware?

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Terminator Genesis

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Terminator Genset

>> No.131738  

Line up clear for a westbound?

I'm sorry dispatcher, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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1852091 No.131725   [Reply]

http://www.cargo-ludmilla.de/index.html

This German site mentions a rather odd curiosity with the German class 232 diesel loco. If the ETS/HEP generator dies, the dynamic brakes will not work.

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that's at least not the strangest thing i've ever heard. something similar, the P32ACDMs can't use their dynamic brakes when running on 3rd rail power.

>> No.131727  

If I got it right, the HEP generator also powers some of the Ludmilla's own systems and, when in Notch 8, feeds the traction motors along with the main generator.

>> No.131757  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jndxzHfj1RU -- A Ludmilla of class 232 as a heavy hauler. That sixteen-cylinder Kolomna... droooool...

>> No.131758  

>>131757

> That sixteen-cylinder Kolomna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivpmRZhwyc It can do even better:) 2TE116 series is direct successor of TE109. 2TE116U has boosted 3600 HP version of 5D49.
Interesting fact, this engine design is about 50 years old and still quite actual, new versions of D49 even meet Euro-3 standards.

>> No.131761  

>>137158 -- Incidentally, there are also classes 241 and 242. I think both have 5D49M engines with ca. 4000-hp output.

>> No.131762  

It's bending this thread a bit, but here are other engines whose sounds I like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0UdPKBgNYY -- EMD 12-567
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UM6yPQ0zmU -- eighteen-cylinder Deltics in full song.

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>>131761
Right, I forgot that some TE109s were remotorized with modernized D49 engines in 2000-s. Well, actually D49 can handle up to 300 HP per cylinder. For example, the most impressive D49 version was 1D49 equipped on (2)TE136 series, it was V20 engine with 6000 HP output (here I said a bit more >>131677). There also was 1-1D49 for TEP75 and TEP80 but it was more "light duty" because these were built for passenger service. And now there are only memories...
The most boosted version of D49 that is in service nowadays is 21-2D49, V12 3400 HP diesel with EFI for 2TE25K and 2TE25A.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsU2F1Rxcm8



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17518 No.131740   [Reply]

If you are not seeing as many oilcans as before...

http://www.railwayage.com/index.php/management/rbn-energy-cbr-economics-arent-what-they-used-to-be.html

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The nice thing about the oil rush is that it has caused BNSF to dump a bunch of money into improvements on the Northern Transcon (read: GN) which would indirectly benefit the Empire Builder.



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58105 No.131749   [Reply]

A month ago, an ICE-TD rammed a gate in Puttgarden. Apparently, the brakes wouldn't.

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/puttgarden-ice-durchbricht-tor-zur-faehre-a-1071119.html

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>>131749
Sorta related. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SLGx-hARWqM

>> No.131753  

In case someone is wondering about the odd symbol on the trainset's nose, it is the current logo of DSB, the Danish State Railways, which has a baker's dozen TDs on hire until the end of this year.



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289235 No.131742   [Reply]

Ain't got time to take a fast train?

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/02/05/lotteria-serves-up-shinkansen-h5-series-set-to-mark-inaugural-bullet-train-service-to-hokkaido/

What about... a fast food train?

>> No.131748  

>>131742

Better yet, a FAST fast food train.



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